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(tā`təpä'rā), raised coral island 46 sq mi (118 sq km), S Western prov., Solomon Islands, SW Pacific, separated from New Georgia by the Blanche Channel. It is the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific; settlements there were abandoned in the 1800s. Most of the island is now protected.
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The residents of Baniata are the descendents of those who used to live on Tetepare Island, the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific and one of the last remaining relatively intact terrestrial and marine ecosystems of the region.
TDA began a turtle-monitoring project in 2002, both on Tetepare Island and on Rendova, focusing on conservation i awareness and education training, and hiring turtle monitors to discourage the harvesting of leatherback turtles and eggs and to promote hatchling survival.